This past week, everything just sort of clicked into place. After weeks of moving and settling, I’ve finally found a new daily workout routine I love, I’m in the middle of some work projects I feel really inspired and excited by, my sleep is improving thanks to CBTi (!), and I’ve finally cracked the code on air-drying my hair (I go to bed with it wet and half-braided down, and the waves are looking good). I’m not saying every week runs this smoothly, but I think my shorter commute has a lot to do with it, since I get almost two hours back every single day. This week, I’m taking things pretty easy—I have some loose plans with my brother, and am grabbing dinner at Antico after Emily raved about their ice cream—before heading to Yosemite this weekend for a wedding! Here’s what I loved this week:
It isn’t hard to spend $300 on a peasant dress in L.A. (crazy, but true…), but Grace Atwood, author of the blog The Stripe, recently pointed out the money-saving hack that is the #AmazonNightgown, as she’s dubbed it. The nightgown is $30, but looks as chic as a dress ten times the price. P.S., The #AmazonNightgown led me down a rabbit hole that resulted in me discovering this dress and this one. I didn’t buy one, since I have all the clothes I need right now, but it’s a great option if you’re looking for a peasant dress!
After transitioning my entire beauty routine to be natural early this year, I still struggled to find a natural lipstick I loved, sticking with a few natural stains but often going back to my old, conventional favorite, MAC ‘Diva.’ Every natural lipstick was either the wrong shade or consistency (I prefer a matte lipstick, I can swipe on or blot as a stain), or just didn’t stay on. But last week, I found one that finally holds a torch to MAC. ILIA’s Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment is everything I’ve been looking for in a natural lipstick. I love the dusty mauve tone of ‘Before Today,’ which gives me the luscious lips of Kyle Jenner, without the injectables or weird family.
P.S., Have you ever been to Alamo Drafthouse? I went to the downtown location of the dinner theater with reclining seats last week to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in 35 mm film, and it was so fun! The chain started in Texas, and is opening a ton of locations across the country—it’s worth checking out if it’s in your city!